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in battleground states. paul ryan set to visit three iowa towns. vice president joe biden will visit north carolina. >>> residents in roanoke, virginia, say an anti-obama display has gone too far. they say is bordered on racism. a man called curtis caldwell has put up a statue on his front line. it's of a monkey wearing an obama mask. next to the monkey is a sign that says no bama and a confederate flag. neighbors want it taken down. caldwell says the message is not racist, and the only message he wants to send is that obama needs to go. >> not trying to say obama is an ape or nothing. if i had a kangaroo, i'd put a kang rye up there. i had the monkey. i bought that long ago in florida. i think we need to get him out of office. that's the primary thing i'm trying to say. get this man out of office. >> caldwell says he used the skeleton to mock the president in another display he had up four years ago, but the skeleton fell apart. he decided to use the monkey inste instead. >> it is 5:37 on this tuesday morning. >>> a twist in the ongoing rivalry between maryland and virginia's governors. t
in the arlington romney campaign office today as running mate paul ryan phoned a volunteer to congratulate her on being the person to make the 3.5 millionth could not tack in virginia. >> thank you for doing such a great job. >> reporter: the real focus here -- >> you are going to be supporting the president. >> reporter: and in obama campaign offices is on tomorrow night's debate between the two men at the top of the ticket. with virginia voters already casting in person absentee ballots and early voting underway in some other states, both sides know this first debate will be the last one some voters see. >> after this one, people will have a better sense of what mitt romney and the republican party stand for and what we're going to do. >> i think all three debates will be important. probably this one is the first. and people will be watching it more. >> most campaign offices like this obama for america office will also host debate watch parties. for a brief time the phone banking will stop and the tvs will go. on. >> reporter: the same will be true in more than two dozen romney campaign offi
. >> romney headed to the campaign trail in ohio where he is joining paul ryan in a bus tour of the key battleground states. randall pinkston, cbs news, the united nations. >> president obama is also campaigning in ohio. a new poll from the washington post shows the president has an 8 point lead in the buckeye state. anita. >>> on thursday, president obama is back in the battleground state of virginia. today, vice president joe biden was in chesterfield. he defended the president's record. president obama with a slight lead over mitt romney in the polls in virginia. today is also national voter registration day. to learn more about what you need to register to vote in our area, go to wusa9.com. lesli,top. >> we have this turn perfection, sot wind blows us in the same direction and the hair is not like this. >> right. >> if we stay this way for a second. >> it's breezy. >> it is breezy. i can hear it. yeah, yeah. >> we'll stay like this. it's nice right now, we see sunshine, but winds hair venger changes. we'll start with temperatures. it's really nice. not as cool as it was yest
today? >> reporter: romney's number two, paul ryan, kept campaigning. >> the obama economic agenda failed not because it was stopped. it failed because it was passed. >> reporter: that's the kind of zinger sure to be heard tomorrow night. doug, andrew and chris say they hope to hear a lot of substance, too. a debate number one in their battleground state. >> reporter: so how critical will this first presidential debate be? today's nbc news "wall street journal" poll finds 38%, more than a third of voters say this debate and the ones to follow will be quite important or extremely important to their decision about who to vote for. live from denver, i'm steve handelsman, news 4. >> thanks, steve. and a program note. nbc news will provide live coverage and analysis of the presidential debate. you can watch it here on nbc 4 starting at 9:00 tomorrow night. >>> meanwhile a judge in pennsylvania has postponed the commonwealth's tough new voter i.d. law. that law requires each voter to show a valid photo i.d. at the polls. supporters say it will prevent voter fraud. critics say there's not
tomorrow's debate will take place. runni innin inning mates come p battleground states. paul ryan wrapped up an event in clinton, iowa. s american airlines customers are dealing with unhappy pilots. seats broke mid flight. >> the passenger seats came loose out of the floor. >> eight planes grounded after three incidents where an entire row of sts came loose. twice, it happened on the same plane. the airline says it could be a defect in a certain model of seats. passengers say this issue on top of decreasing on-time arrivals is unacceptable. >> if they don't fly, i don't have a status on another airline. it's an issue for me. >> shakes my confidences that i'm going get to my destination on time. >> american blames the issues on a feud with union pilots. the pilots say the nation's third largest carrier needs new planes. >>> a challenge to full body scanners and enhanced patdowns will not be heard by the supreme court. sus tises turned away the case. it centered around a michigan man who wanted to keep the tsa from using the scanners or more invasive patdowns. federal cords in florida also
the worst of both worlds! >> reporter: a week ago when republican vice presidential candidate paul ryan spoke about medicare to the american association of retired persons in norls he got an earful. >> the law turned medicare boo into a piggy bank for obamacare! (boos) >> reporter: that frosty reaction is borne out in new polling, both by cbs news and others which found more people thought the president would do a better job handling medicare than governor romney. the "washington post" and kaiser foundation surveyed voters in virginia, ohio, and florida. in those states that found that majorities of 56%, 59%, and 65% support maintaining medicare's current system of benefits. in flagler beach, florida, walt mazie has some serious questions for romney. >> i think romney will turn the economy around but it's the other issues that we don't know about. >> reporter: like what? >> like the medicare, health care issues. >> reporter: in haymarket, virginia, life-long republican dan stapleton echoes fears about the romney/ryan ticket. >> i think they want to change it so dramatically that we won'
in boston on sunday. he's been practicing since june. his running mate paul ryan says this will not be a defining moment. >> i don't think one event is going to make or break this campaign. >> reporter: but apparently not everyone got the memo to downplay expectations. >> thursday morning you're all going to be scraffing your heads saying -- scratching your heads saying wow, we have a barn burner the next 30 days. >> reporter: the last -- the debate will focus on the economy. in an op-ed, romney has said the president has shown weakness in the middle east. he says president obama has heightened the prospect of conflict and instability. he does not understand that an american policy that lacks resolve can provoke aggression and encourage disorder. white house aides say the president is looking forward to debating foreign policy with mitt romney. >> this president promise add few things in 2008. wee end the iraq war. he did. wee take the fight to al qaeda and degrade them. he has. >> reporter: romney is said to be planning a major foreign policy speech to be delivered in
and paul ryan can count on your support. >> reporter: in this swing county in this swing today-- >> believe in america. >> reporter: the political ground game is well under way. >> i'm with the mitt romney campaign. >> reporter: polls suggest the republicans have work to do, especially on undecided voters, such as nick and elaine saras. >> i think the economy is better today than it was three years ago. so we might be heading in the right direction. >> reporter: might be. >> might be. >> reporter: they own the sidewalk cafe in painesville, and while they say they haven't made up their mind, third words lean towards the president. >> i do like that he created jobs in ohio and i'm looking forward to the debates. hopefully they answer some questions that they didn't answer at the convention. >> reporter: lake county is a good indicator of political sentiment statewide. george bush won here in 2004, and went on to win ohio and reelection. barack obama prevailed here in 2008, won the state and the presidency. each rode a wave of enthusiasm that folks here say is missing this time around, somethi
from canada if i have to build it myself. >> reporter: romney's running mate paul ryan was greeted by his family in iowa before kicking off a bus tour in dubuque where he emphasized the importance of the upcoming debates. >> we are entering the debate phase, the choice phase of this campaign, and this choice is ever so clear. >> reporter: president obama is hunkering down in nevada preparing for his one-on-one confrontation with romney, keeping a much more low key pre-debate schedule in a las vegas suburb. the president did make a brief appearance at a local campaign office where he delivered pizzas and called and thanked volunteers. >> the work that you're doing is making all the difference. >> reporter: and he joked about how he's preparing for the debate. >> basically they are keeping me indoors all the time. it's a drag. they are making me do my homework. >> reporter: while romney aides continue to play down expectations for the debate, new jersey governor chris christie continued to ramp them up on monday. >> it's a huge night. had a bad couple of weeks, and we want to turn th
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